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The National Library of Korea is located in Seoul, South Korea and was established in 1945. It houses over 10 million volumes, including over 1,134,000 foreign books and some of the National Treasures of South Korea.
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.
South Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.
It was relocated within Seoul, from Sogong-dong, Jung-gu to Namsan-dong in 1974, and again to the present location at Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, in 1988. It was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Culture in 1991.
Sogong-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jung-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Namsan-dong is a legal dong, or neighbourhood of the Jung-gu district in Seoul, South Korea and governed by its administrative dong, Myeong-dong.
Banpo-dong is a dong, neighborhood of Seocho-gu in Seoul, South Korea. Banpo-dong is divided into 5 different dong which are Banpobon-dong, Banpo 1-dong, 2-dong, 3-dong and 4-dong.
The library is served by Seoul Subway Lines 3, 7 and 9 which all connect at Express Bus terminal Station.
Seoul Subway Line 3 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a rapid transit and commuter rail service that connects Goyang, northwestern Seoul to the city center, Gangnam and southeastern Seoul.
Seoul Subway Line 7 of the Seoul Metro was built 1990–96 and was completed August 1, 2000 ; the western section between Sinpung and Onsu was put into service on February 29, 2000. This north-south line does not run through the city centre but links Gangnam directly to the northern parts of town.
Seoul Subway Line 9, operated by Seoul Metro Line9 Corporation, is a subway line in Seoul. The line runs east from Gaehwa Station or Gimpo Airport Station along the south bank of the Han River towards VHS Medical Center in Gangnam.
The National Digital Library of Korea is located on Banpo-ro in Seocho-gu, Seoul. It is also known as a "dibrary", a Konglish word combining "digital" and "library." It was opened in May 2009 after seven years of construction starting in 2002. The budget for the library was 115,200,000,000 Won, which is roughly 102 million USD. The size of the library is 38,013.39 square meters, containing 5 underground floors and 3 ground floors. These floors included space for the collection and user services of digital resources, offices, books, and parking lots. Facilities allow access to over 800 libraries and other institutions around the world, including from the U.S. Library of Congress, and a total of more than 264 million pieces of content. The TV studio and user-created content (UCC) studio contain camcorders and lighting facilities, allowing users to produce, edit and display their own UCC sounds and images. Access is available to foreigners.
The National Library for Children and Young Adults is national library for children and adolescents located in Seoul, South Korea. This library opened at the National Library Thesis Center in 2006.
The Information Center on North Korea is an institution under the Ministry of Unification devoted to collect and study North Korea-related materials in South Korea. The center, located on the fifth floor of the National Library of Korea in Seoul, has a vast collection of over 100,000 North Korean publications and videos, including every edition of the Rodong Sinmun and the complete works of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Besides political propaganda, its collection also includes children's books, textbooks and daily artifacts. The center obtained these materials through the official liaison with Pyongyang or purchasing them from Russia and China. It is an important hub for North Korea study for researchers in and outside Korea.
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Apgujeong-dong is a ward of Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. It is considered as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in South Korea. It was reported that housing price of Apgujeong-dong is approximately $18000 USD per one square meter by Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in 2019. The dong originates from a pavilion with the same name founded by Han Myung-hoi, a high-ranking government official during the Joseon dynasty. It is an upmarket residential, fashion, shopping, and educational area. The Hanja name translates into "Seagull Pavilion," a reference to his nickname, which itself was a reference and a mark of peace when viewing a group of seagulls flying.
Seocho District (Korean: 서초구) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Seocho is generally referred to as a part of Greater Gangnam Area, along with Gangnam District and Songpa District.
Gangbuk District (Gangbuk-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Its name is derived from the fact that it is located at the north of Han river. It was created from neighbouring Dobong District (도봉구) in 1995. The current mayor is Park Gyeom-su(박겸수).
Nowon District (Nowon-gu) is a residential district of Seoul, South Korea, Located in the northeastern part of the metropolitan city. It has the highest population density in Seoul, with 619,509 people living in the area of 35.44 km².
Gangdong District (Gangdong-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Gangdong is literally "east of the (Han) River". It is located on the east side of the city.
Seongdong District (Seongdong-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. It is situated on the north bank of the Han River. It is divided into 20 dong (neighbourhoods).
Seongbuk District (Seongbuk-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. It is located in the mid-north part of the city. The current Mayor is Kim Young-bae (김영배), who has been mayor since July 1, 2010.
Dongdaemun District is one of the 25 districts of Seoul, South Korea.
Gwangjin District (Gwangjin-gu) is one of the 25 wards (gu) of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the north bank of the Han River, to the eastern end of Seoul It was created from neighboring Seongdong District in 1995.
Seocho-dong is a dong, or neighborhood of the Seocho-gu district of the South Korean city of Seoul. Seocho-dong is divided into 4 different dong which are Seocho 1-dong, 2-dong, 3-dong and 4-dong. The main street is Teheranno.
Jungnang District (Jungnang-gu) is one of the 25 gu, or districts, of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the north side of the Han River.
Suseo-dong is a ward of Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea. The name, Suseo originated from the feature of Han River running through the western part of the region. Suseo-dong is also home to the Tancheon park.
Bangi-dong is a neighbourhood, dong of Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Ihwa-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Hyehwa-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Changsin-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Sungin-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.
Bangsan-dong is a legal dong, or neighbourhood of the Jung-gu district in Seoul, South Korea and governed by its administrative dong, Euljiro 3, 4, 5ga-dong.
Sangam-dong is a legal dong, neighbourhood of the Mapo-gu district in Seoul, South Korea.
Gusu-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of the Mapo-gu district in Seoul, South Korea.